Thompson Hine LLP is delighted to announce that Daniel Ujczo has joined its Global Trade and Transportation methods as senior counsel in the Columbus office environment. He joins from Dickinson Wright PLLC, where by he was the Canada-U.S. observe team chair.
“Dan’s exceptional qualifications and expertise permit him to offer our shoppers with an insider’s viewpoint from all angles,” mentioned Michael Wible, husband or wife-in-demand of Thompson Hine’s Columbus office environment. “He is 1 of a handful of attorneys with equally a Canada-centered practice and a U.S.-centered exercise, and he has recognized a dynamic community of contacts by his authorities, private sector and academic positions. He will be an fantastic source for our clientele.”
Ujczo supplies detailed counsel across clients’ Canada-U.S., North American and world-wide offer chains on matters including customs classification and compliance, utilization of preferential trade agreements these kinds of as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), tariff mitigation and exclusions, procurement problems this kind of as Obtain The usa/Obtain American, and antidumping/countervailing obligations. He also advises on negotiating transportation agreements, running dependable trader and similar stability programs, and addressing port-of-entry issues.
His broad encounter includes interpreting USMCA regulations of origin and building compliance regimes for organizations in the automotive, innovative production, chemical, textile polymer and technological innovation sectors. Ujczo also has represented a significant agri-food association and vendors in trade negotiations, including less than the USMCA, and serves as outside the house normal counsel to a Canadian-U.S. real estate private fairness fund foremost a single of the greatest privately funded financial development projects in North The us. In addition, he has working experience developing and negotiating suites of learn transportation agreements throughout all modes for big businesses and conducting training on these subjects for their business enterprise teams.
Ujczo’s distinctive Canada-U.S. track record encompasses serving in each countries’ governments, private follow and academia. As an officer in Canada’s international ministry, he labored toward improving North America’s borders and ports-of-entry and was the Taking care of Director of the Canada-United States Legislation Institute, an firm of cross-border company executives, in-household counsel, law firms, public coverage gurus, scholars and the media.
“With its extensive-standing knowledge in representing Canadian and U.S. shoppers throughout a variety of key sectors and exercise places, and obtaining offices during my household point out of Ohio and in other main markets, Thompson Hine is an excellent system for my practice,” mentioned Ujczo of his selection to join the company. “The capacity to hook up my clients functioning on the front strains of worldwide trade here in the coronary heart of the Great Lakes region with the firm’s deep bench and comprehensive experience in trade and transportation in Washington, D.C. is a great in shape. My purchasers will advantage from getting end-to-stop methods for their a great number of provide chain difficulties all below a person roof.”
Ujczo also assists clients, financial enhancement companies and governments with cross-border financial investment and expansion tasks, including coordinating legal counsel on issues these as company structuring, taxation, immigration, incentives, intellectual home and work. He serves as outside the house basic counsel to numerous cross-border providers, has served as a liaison among U.S. and Canadian federal government officials, and routinely assists companies in dealings with governing administration regulatory companies.
Active in the experienced local community, Ujczo is a existence member of the Govt Order of the Ohio Commodores, which was established by previous Ohio Governor James Rhodes to honor 60 Ohio business leaders who accompanied him on Ohio’s very first global trade mission and to which extra than 600 people today have considering that been appointed to recognize their contributions to economic improvement in their communities and the point out. Ujczo is also a nationwide board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, president of the Ohio-Canada Business enterprise Association and U.S. vice president for North American Strategy for Competitiveness. Though based in Columbus, Ujczo is active in the course of Ohio as a vice-president of the Henry T. King Jr. Higher Cleveland Intercontinental Attorneys Team and an advisory committee member for the Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative.
Ujczo is the fourth senior attorney to be a part of the Columbus business office in the past year. He follows Marc Insignificant, whose knowledge features serving as a securities bureau main in the New York and New Jersey Lawyers General’s offices, senior counsel at FINRA, and director and enforcement counsel of the Philadelphia Stock Trade Eric Miller, previous main legal officer for Nationwide Funds Team, the mutual fund device of Fortune 100 coverage enterprise Nationwide and Lindsay Karas Stencel, a primary undertaking capital lawyer.
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